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Science & Tech

Ground control to Commander Feustel

A conversation with Drew Feustel, the most recent commander of the International Space Station and a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen, who returned to Earth in October after more than six months in orbit 

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Science & Tech

Q&A: Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

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Science & Tech

Space mining is not science fiction, and Canada could figure prominently

The mining industry is actively looking towards new frontiers in mining

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Science & Tech

Quebec’s energy issues

An exclusive Q&A interview with Quebec Oil and Gas Association head Michael Binnion on the province’s energy issues

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Science & Tech

Energy experts discuss the issues facing their industry

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Articles

Travel

A shore view of Saint-Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Travel

9 things not to miss in Saint Andrews, N.B.

Where to eat, play and stay in the seaside resort

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former archaeological site is now inundated at high tide. The rich artifact-bearing soil has been washed away, and with it all the Indigenous pot fragments, stone tools, animal bones, and cultural features. Only a few flakes from making stone tools remained scattered amongst the boulders.

People & Culture

“Burning libraries:” The race to save Canada’s coastal archaeological sites before they’re washed away

As sea level rise and the accelerating pace of coastal erosion threaten cultural heritage around the world, Canada has a lot to lose

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The Trinity Test nuclear bomb fireball

Environment

Anthropocene: Geologists urge global recognition of new, human-influenced epoch

This week, the International Union of Geological Sciences will consider a proposal to add a new epoch to the geologic time scale — one that reflects the impact of human activity on Earth's natural systems

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Dalee Sambo Dorough speaks at the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s General Assembly

People & Culture

Interview: Dalee Sambo Dorough of the Inuit Circumpolar Council

The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s chair on how Inuit are speaking up about climate change with a global voice

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Environment

“We did this:” Is there a way out of our intertwined climate and biodiversity crises?

As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

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Can Geo Education teacher receives national teaching award

Janet Ruest has received the Prime Minister's Certificate of Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence

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Mapping

Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture

This online map platform displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world

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Mapping

Our five favourite features in the new Apple Maps

iPhone and Mac users across Canada will notice drastic changes to Apple Maps following a massive update pushed to devices yesterday

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Mapping

Epidemiologist’s book on pandemics takes an interdisciplinary look at the spread of diseases

David Waltner-Toews speaks about his updated book On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

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One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations

Mapping

When geography and the law collide

A case decided this week by the Supreme Court of British Columbia was, in essence, all about geography

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Students from Margaret Leland's Grade 5 class at Connect Charter School in Calgary, Alta. had the opportunity to test out WorldView with Lynn Moorman (right) last month

Mapping

New geo-spatial software connects with kids

New software allows anyone to easily create maps with open source GIS data

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Barnacles cling to a plastic bottle washed up on a beach in Haida Gwaii

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Hannah Kosick

Before joining Ocean Bridge, I was completely unaware of the extent of the problem of single-use plastic consumerism 

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Clare with starfish on beach

Environment

Q&A: Ottawa’s Clare Stone on her journey to becoming an ocean conservation leader

Stone was one of the 160 young Canadians selected for the 2020 Ocean Bridge program, a program that empowers young professionals to serve their community through the lens of ocean and waterway conservation

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People & Culture

Interview with Kim Campbell

She was Canada’s first and, so far only, woman prime minister. These days, the accomplished speaker has championed a number of organizations, such as the Council of Women World Leaders. Here, Campbell discusses her views on women’s issues in Canada.

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A wolf pup peers out from a den in the Yukon Territory

Wildlife

Q&A: Photographer Peter Mather on wolves, the wilderness and finding a purpose

The Yukon-based photographer shares more of his wild wolf photos and how he discovered his passion for visual storytelling

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Bigleaf maple leaves on a leaf press

Science & Tech

Stopping timber thieves with DNA

Volunteers are collecting samples from bigleaf maples to prevent illegal logging

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A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

Places

Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

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A closeup of the Snuxyaltwa pole at the ancient village of Talyu, in B.C.'s Bella Coola Valley

People & Culture

The resurgence of the Nuxalk

In British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, the next generation of Nuxalk culture-keepers and Guardian Watchmen is establishing a new paradigm for Indigenous rights

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People & Culture

Amet*: Understanding the Beothuk

*It means “awake” in Beothuk, the language and people who once called present-day Newfoundland home for about 2,000 years. One young woman, believed to be the last living Beothuk, left a collection of maps and art that help us understand her people’s story.

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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People & Culture

Dr. Ingrid Waldron on environmental racism

Waldron spoke with Canadian Geographic about representation for women and racialized communities

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Chris Hadfield performs a song he co-wrote with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies

People & Culture

Music from on high

Canada’s favourite astronaut, Chris Hadfield, connects space and Earth with music

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People & Culture

Backgrounder: the Arctic Council

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People & Culture

Geographers create action plan for geographic education in Canada

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People & Culture

Roberta Bondar on career challenges and advice to young women

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Sarah Jackson, The Great Trail, day 428

People & Culture

First woman to walk entire Great Trail returns home after two years

Sarah Jackson talks memories, experiences, and struggles on the trail

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John E. Marriott, wildlife photographer, in the rainforest

People & Culture

Behind the covers: My journey as a published wildlife photographer

A noted Canadian wildlife photographer who often contributes to Canadian Geographic shares the story of his big break

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Man walking through landfill with seagulls overhead

Environment

Canada’s sustainability progress held back by eco issues

Canada excels in UN’s global ranking on healthcare and education, but garbage habits lower country’s overall sustainability score

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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Science & Tech

Canadian Polar Commission report reveals key issues in Canada’s North

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An illustration of a handheld device that would use polymers to test drinking water quality

Science & Tech

University of Alberta researcher developing simpler way to test water quality

Michael Serpe's fieldwork is based in rural India, but he says Canadian First Nations communities could benefit from realtime water quality data as well

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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Science & Tech

Fouiller le Nord pour de nouvelles sources de médicaments

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Science & Tech

An Ottawa group of Arctic aficionados celebrates a milestone

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Science & Tech

International Space Station to get new Canadian-made vision system

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DFO, Coast Guard and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announce the creation of the new Arctic Region

Environment

DFO, Coast Guard and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announce the creation of the new Arctic Region

The change is to transform the way decisions about fishing, shipping, resource development and more are made across the enormous northern region defined by the traditional Inuit homelands

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Exploration

Canadian Mark Pathy headed to space on private mission

The investor and philanthropist will be Canada’s 11th astronaut

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History

10 surprising facts about Canadians in cinema

Happy National Canadian Film Day! Here's some fun facts about Canadians in cinema

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History

10 surprising facts about Canadian pop culture

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Wildlife

Salmon in the city

Toronto’s waterways play an important role for salmon

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Satellite

History

Canada’s first communication satellites

Bringing television and radio to the world wasn't a simple process, but it started a revolution

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First World War flying ace Joe Fall stands beside his biplane,

History

Never-before-published photos of First World War pilots

Photos of flying ace Joe Fall offer a rare glimpse at life during the Great War

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A photo of Ottawa from orbit

Places

This is what 50 Sussex looks like from orbit

Canadian NASA astronaut tweets Canada Day greetings with a photo of Ottawa 

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Kim Elmslie, Campaign Director, Oceana Canada with MP Fin Donnelly

Environment

Canada bans import and export of shark fins

The ban is one of several significant and long-awaited changes to the federal Fisheries Act that passed Tuesday, including new provisions to rebuild depleted fish stocks

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Arctic Frontiers conference 2019

Environment

Five key takeaways from the Arctic Frontiers conference

The uncertainty and change that's currently disrupting the region dominated the annual meeting's agenda

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Environment

Earth’s orbit has become a cosmic landfill

Michel Doyon, manager of flight and systems operations at the Canadian Space Agency, walks us through what space debris is and its impact on Canada

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Wildlife

Throwback Thursday: our long legacy of Canadian bird coverage

Canadian Geographic’s managing editor Nick Walker looks back at bird feature in May 1930 issue of the magazine

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History

Throwback Thursday: Reflections on the first editor’s note

Can Geo editor-in-chief Aaron Kylie reflects on the very first Foreword by the Editors of Canadian Geographic

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History

Throwback Thursday: The geographic significance of stamps

If you think miniscule maps printed on tiny squares of paper not much bigger than your thumbnail don’t sound useful, think again.

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Wildlife

Controversial bear hunt

Proposed spring bear hunt divides activities and hunters

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History

Throwback Thursday: magazine layout designs

Canadian Geographic’s graphic designer looks back at a layout from 2008 that stands out

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Travel

Woot!

Coming Soon: The Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

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History

50 years of multiculturalism: It’s as Canadian as maple syrup

Michael Adams, president of the Environics group of companies and the Environics Institute, and a regular contributor of published commentary on Canadian values and social trends, says most Canadians view multiculturalism as an important symbol of what we aspire to as a society

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